Anyone can become a Baha’i, and the Australian Baha’i Community welcomes new members.

The process is a very personal experience that comes after individual investigation and a heartfelt decision.

A person becomes a Baha’i by independently recognising Baha’u’llah as the Messenger of God for this age and accepting His laws, teachings and institutions.

In Australia, people who wish to become members of the Baha’i Community sign a “declaration card” for administrative purposes.

This is forwarded to the responsible Baha’i institution, usually the Local Spiritual Assembly for the area where they live. The Assembly will meet with the individual to answer any questions and make sure they understand the significance of the step they are taking.

Email us if you would like to join the Baha'i Faith. You are also welcome to call the Baha'i National Office on (02) 9998 9222. We can then connect you to your local Baha'i community who will facilitate the process of becoming a Baha'i.

Alternatively, you can obtain the contact details for the Local Assembly in your area by using our community look-up facility.

Kathryn, above, and other Australian Baha'is reflect on aspects of Baha'i life in the Profiles section.